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Unlimited Highlights: Ms. Marvel

Carol Danvers shines in this week's Unlimited Highlights

By Ben Chabala

Every week we'll pick a handful of awesome comics from the thousands available through Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. From creator spotlights to editor's picks and more, this'll be your spot to find something new and cool.

MS. MARVEL #50, the final issue of current series starring Carol Danvers, ships this week and it's definitely a doozy. You're undoubtedly still reeling from the epic conclusion but have you ever wondered about the beginning? What led Carol to a life of crime-fighting, earth-saving, and super heroing? If these questions have been keeping you up at night, then you've come to the right place! Unlimited Highlights is putting the life and times of Ms. Marvel at your very fingertips so get reading!


MS. MARVEL #1 (1977)
MS. MARVEL #1 (1977)
See how the blonde bombshell started her crime-fighting career and bear witness to the origin of Ms. Marvel! Carol Danvers takes on the sinister Scorpion. Using her precognitive seventh sense, flight, and super strength, she’ll be more than a match for Spidey's sloppy seconds, Mac Gargan just doesn't know it yet. The woman has the power of a Kree warrior born and she means to use it for good, so bad guys, look out!

What do you get when you mix a lonely robot with some serious daddy issues? Why you'd get the maniacal mechanical menace known the world and universe over as Ultron! He wants to destroy his father, Hank Pym of the Avengers and eventually the world, but unfortunately for him, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes stand in his way, Ms. Marvel counted in their number. But Ultron means business and he won’t quit until Pym lies dead at his feet, so if ever the Avengers needed to come together and win the day, now's the time!

AVENGERS #47 (2001)
AVENGERS #41 (2001)
Somehow Kang the Conqueror has messed with Ms. Marvel's noggin. For who knows how long she's been living a different life inside her mind and she can't wake up! However, being attacked by mutated snow creatures in the snowy Canadian wilderness can do wonders for an overactive R.E.M. cycle. Now our stalwart heroine must flee for her life and just when things couldn't get anymore grim, the man from her nightmares, Marcus, saves the day. Her energy drained, her powers waning, and unwilling trust to her supposed savior, Ms. Marvel needs a miracle if she hopes to survive. Could things possibly get any worse? Oh, most certainly.

MS. MARVEL #1 (2006)
MS. MARVEL #1 (2006)
After the House of M shook up Earth's heroes, Carol Danvers wants to get back into the big time. She's tired of sitting on the sidelines and ready to change the world for the better. While out on patrol, the heroine spots an unidentified flying object careening through the night sky and decides to give chase. Unfortunately, when it crash lands in a little rural town, Ms. Marvel finds out that she might have stumbled onto something a bit over her head. Some of her oldest enemies have returned and they're out for blood!

The Civil War has ended and the Super Hero Registration Act has become a reality. While Tony Stark's fledgling 50 State Initiative gathers steam, he realizes that something's missing from his grand scheme. With all the different teams spread across the nation, they need someone to look to for guidance. They need the best of the best to set an example, and Tony intends to give them just that.Iron Man 's reforming the Avengers, and he wants Carol Danvers, aka Ms. Marvel, to lead them. Now Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, Wonder Man, Black Widow, the Sentry, Ares, and Wasp step into the spotlight to show everyone how it's done. Watch out world, these aren't your grandparent's Avengers!


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